Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE)

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Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE)

Relatively common.
Usually begins <30 years. Numerous polymorphic skin lesions May be positive family history of sunlight sensitivity Lesions have a ‘photodistribution’ – face, neck, chest, dorsal arms, handsTreatment – sunscreens; topical steroids, beta-carotene, antimalarials

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